Science Communication Day

Friday, January 24, 2020 09:00to17:00
Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA, 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA
Free admission





Co-organized by Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives and SciCommCollective

Register for the event here.


9:00-11:00 a.m.: The Reviewer's Perspective: A Panel Discussion on Academic Writing

What do reviewers look for in a manuscript? What writing strategies do successful researchers use when writing their papers? At this event, you will get tips and advice on how to write impressive manuscripts and navigate the academic publication process from 5 McGill faculty members.


Diane Dechief, Faculty Lecturer, McGill Writing Center

Blake Richards, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Keith Murai, Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery

Aparna Suvrathan, Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery

Sarah Woolley, Associate Professor, Biology

11:00-11:15 a.m.: Coffee break

11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: A Picture is Worth 1000 Statistics: Effective Data Visualization for Scientific Communication (offered in collaboration with the McGill Initiative in Computational Medicine)

Speaker: Eisha Ahmed, PhD Candidate in Experimental Medicine, and Brand and Marketing Intern at Dispersa

1:15-2:15 p.m.: Lunch, with a booth exhibition by on-campus science communication groups, and art-science projections

2:15-4:15 p.m.: #SciComm on Social Media: Sharing Your Science Beyond the Lab

Speaker: Samantha Yammine (@science.sam / @heysciencesam), Neuroscientist & Science Communicator at Science Sam Media

In this 2-hr interactive workshop, Samantha Yammine will share best practices for audience-first storytelling, and tips and tricks for engaging folks with your science through social media! Whether you're a daily tweeter or it's your first time taking your science beyond the lab, come ready to hone modern communication skills that can be applied to any future career.

4:15-5:00 p.m.: Networking session, with a booth exhibition from science communication-related student groups and art-science projections

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